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audiphone

[aw-duh-fohn]
noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. a kind of diaphragm held against the upper teeth to assist hearing by transmitting sound vibrations to the auditory nerve.
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Origin of audiphone

1875–80, Americanism; audi(o)- + -phone, modeled on telephone
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Examples from the Web for audiphone

Historical Examples

  • I whispered into the audiphone, "It's coming over the crater."

    Brigands of the Moon

    Ray Cummings

  • Grantline's voice in my audiphone broke my despairing thoughts.

  • An audiphone buzzer interrupted him, a call from the duty man in the instrument room of the nearby building.

  • Audiphone, an acoustic instrument by means of which deaf persons are enabled to hear.

  • Every session of the Conference saw Miss Ellis seated in the front pew, audiphone in hand, eagerly intent on the exercises.

    Miss Ellis's Mission

    Mary P. Wells Smith


British Dictionary definitions for audiphone

audiphone

noun
  1. a type of hearing aid consisting of a diaphragm that, when placed against the upper teeth, conveys sound vibrations to the inner ear
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